Multi phone owners - question on managing them

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by maflynn, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. maflynn, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015

    maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Quick question on those who own one more then one phone, how do you guys (or gals) manage them? Do you have a different line for each phone, or do you swap your sim from phone to phone?

    I ask, because I have the Lumia for my kids, though I enjoy using it more then they do. I had been swapping the sim before getting a sim for that phone.

    I'm just curious :D
  2. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Was always wondering myself. Some people seem to have three or more. I'd be way too lazy to swap SIMs and I don't think we got providers in the UK allowing multiple SIMs with the same number.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Vodafone (and Three) have very simple automated activation system of sim cards. So I get a new phone I make a record of the sim card number - simply put a new sim in my phone, leave it there. When I want to use it - I ring from my currently active phone and activate the new sim. I restart my phone and that phone is now my active phone. Takes a minute to do and means I don't have to keep putting in and out sim cards.
  4. jamezr macrumors G4


    Aug 7, 2011
    For me I have multiple lines. So i always have an upgrade available for a new phone! :p

    For my daily driver phone I swap sims. I have 3 phones setup exactly like eachother so I can pop in a sim and go.
  5. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    I have 2 lines (one work, one personal) and have my contacts setup on 2 different accounts, so I just make sure I'm signed in o the correct one account on the correct line. I use SMS backup to make sure messages are synced, and will swap Sims when need be.

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